Turning of the Tides

Many of you may have come to follow my Hoffy’s World Blog and Website over the years for my Model Railroading and Techie content.  Though I still plan on sharing my Model Railroading endeavors here, I will be transitioning this more to be my personal blog again.  I have come to a point in my life where simpler is better.  I will be now sharing my Non-Modeling related techie stuffs to the the Hoffy’s Workshop Show Website & Youtube.  Though the Hoffy’s Workshop site may still be offline at the point of this posts release it will be coming soon.

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What Is Lymphedema, and Why I’m Blogging About It?

What Is Lymphedema, and Why I'm Blogging About It?

Lymphedema is a chronic swelling caused by a build-up of fluid that occurs when the lymphatic system is either faulty or damaged. An estimated 3-5 Million Americans suffer from lymphedema - including many that are under-diagnosed or under-treated. That is more than ALS, Cystic Fibrosis, Multiple Sclerosis, Muscular Dystrophy, and Parkinson's Disease combined.  Now that we have identified what Lymphedema is, and you have some of the basic facts, I encourage you to read the image to the right.

Why would I want to focus a portion of my Blog about this terrible condition?  For the last 32 years of my life I have lived with this condition and not until recent years has it come to be reasonably known.  You may have heard actress Kathy Bates talk about this disease in regard to mastectomy.  Mastectomy, is only one of the causes however of this disease.  Some develop it after suffering physical trauma, venous insufficiency disorders, and some are born with it.  But I will forego the medical lesson and talk about this disease in this blog from the personal perspective.

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